Author(s): Maria Teresa di Marco
Sicilian cuisine is known as curtigghiu - of the courtyard - with recipes passed from door to door and from generation to generation by word of mouth. Influenced by the endless crossing of cultures that is Sicily's history, its food is as rich in tradition as it is in taste. Here this mingling of Europe, Italy, the Middle East and North Africa is celebrated in 30 recipes chosen by Maite and Marie and photographed - both landscapes and finished dishes - by Mau.
Although they attended the same grammar school in Italy, Maria Teresa di Marco (Maite) and Marie Cecile Ferre (Marie) met many years later in Paris. They came together over their love of food and together write the popular Italian cooking blog La Cucina di Calyanthus. The two have collaborated on successful cookbooks published by Italian publisher Tommasi, now translated into many languages. ACC is pleased to offer two of them for the first time in English, and to introduce Maite and Marie to cooks and food lovers everywhere. Each book is illustrated with gorgeous colour photography by their comrade Maruizio Maurizi (Mau).